Lahore Truck Blast Kills 2, Injures 22

A truck bomb injured at least 34 people late Monday in Pakistan, officials said, in the latest bombing to rattle Lahore.

According to Pakistan media, blast in Lahore was caused by an improvised explosive device planted in a truck.

The injured were being treated at Mayo Hospital and Mian Munshi Hospital.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Yasmin Rashid, who is also a candidate to contest election from NA-120 after the seat fell vacant due to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's disqualification, has demanded implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) in Punjab to curb attacks.

According to the police, even though no casualties are reported, a minor girl is said to be in a critical condition.

The officials further added that investigation reports also indicate that the truck was brought from Swat and was parked in the area three days ago.

Sharif was at first planned to go to Lahore from Islamabad by means of the acclaimed Grand Trunk Road on Sunday, however the rally was delayed to Wednesday.

"At least 34 people were injured, majority are passersby", he added. "Arms and explosives also recovered", the spokesman said. A number of bikes and cars were damaged due to its intensity. The powerful explosion destroyed a nearby building and damaged several vehicles.

Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif has instructed police authorities to file a report of the incident.

In April, six people were martyred and 15 others wounded when a suicide bomber targeted a population census team in Lahore's Bedian Road.

They said in the recent past, the Punjab government made amendments in the Punjab Drug Act 2017 against which people from pharmaceutical industry staged a protest in February.


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